Forensic Community MH Team Registered Professionals - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Mental Health Transformation

New Forensic Community Mental Health Team

Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker posts

Based at Swanswell Point, Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry.

Do you want to be part of a brand-new service as part of Coventry and Warwickshire's Transformation of Community Mental Health Services?

We are developing a new team to work with patients who have mental health needs with associated forensic risks.

The team will aim are to support those with a history of being in prison or secure services and doing preventative work for those at risk of prison or secure services due to their mental health.

The service is being developed in conjunction with health, social care, statutory and voluntary sector partners to have an integrated service with partnership working.

Our new team is taking shape, and we want this to be an integrated multi-agency and multi-disciplinary service. We are currently proposing a model of OT, Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Worker, Voluntary sector, support workers, peer workers as well as dual diagnosis specialists around substance misuse and a social care funded autism post that will support the team.

Please note many Trust interviews take place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will initially work with Coventry Recovery Team whilst the team is developing and will move over to the new Forensic service when it is established fully in spring / summer 2023 and will work across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The successful applicant will work alongside the transformation clinical leads to develop the service and begin to pick up a specific relevant clinical caseload, and provide evidence based interventions as well as liaising with other agencies such as MAPPA, Ministry of Justice, probation, police etc. You will have access to the existing forensic specialist risk and formulation groups that take place in the Recovery Team and will be supported by the team managers. A comprehensive training plan will be put in place for the team.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced individuals who can work confidently on their own as well as being a team player. Good communication and problem-solving skills are essential, as well as knowledge of mental illness and forensic awareness. We also are looking for people who can demonstrate the Trust's vision and values in practice, and are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development.

We encourage staff development, and you will be supported throughout your supervision and appraisal process to develop your skills and reach your potential.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will form part of the multi-disciplinary team, and be expected to voice your professional experience to support the patients who are open to the service, and other services that may need your advice or support.

The role has the expectation of managing and / or supervising junior staff and providing leadership for the team, your leadership skills will also be assessed in interview.

Visits to the team or questions are encouraged to appreciate this exciting new challenging role.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Relevant Professional Qualification i.e RMN, DipCOT
  • Current unrestricted registration with HCPC/NMC
  • Specialist expertise across a range of procedures
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Substantial experience in a Mental health care setting
  • Significant experience of risk assessment and positive risk management
OTHER Essential
  • Must have full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for business use

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